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Review: Sennheiser IE 40 PRO

Alistair McGhee gets to grips with Sennheiser’s professional in-ear monitoring system… — In-ear monitors or IEMs have been big business for a while now, with the move away from waves of on-stage monitoring washing over every open mic. That’s not to say of course that IEMs are without their own …

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‘We tried to do things a little differently’: PLASA Focus Leeds in review

PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries from 14-15 May for its 11th edition. With an 8 per cent increase in visitors, the show once again proved to be a key social and business event in the entertainment technology calendar, welcoming professionals from across the industry over two days. …

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PMC demos Dolby Atmos music at High End Munich

UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC was the toast of this year’s High End Munich international hi-fi event with its Dolby Atmos music demos. The company remixed tracks from Miles Davis’ 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue and his 1960 Sketches of Spain in Dolby Atmos. PMC was given special permission by …

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Björk’s Cornucopia enriched by d&b Soundscape in New York

On May 9 Björk opened her Cornucopia season at New York’s newest cultural centre The Shed, utilising a full 360 degree d&b Soundscape system powered by the d&b En-Scene object based mixing and En-Space room emulation software. Cornucopia is Björk’s most elaborate stage production to date incorporating stunning visuals, intricate …

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Creating bespoke soundscapes for Love Sonia

Inspired by real life events, Love Sonia is the story of a young girl’s journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking. Here, Oscar-winning Indian film sound designer, sound editor and audio mixer Resul Pookutty explains how he created a number of bespoke soundscapes to …

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Avid unveils Pro Tools 2019.5

Avid has announced the immediate availability of Pro Tools 2019.5, which provides support for macOS Mojave and offers more power for working with high track-counts and demanding audio post productions. The latest version of the digital audio workstation aims to boost power and performance for every level of user, enabling …

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Review: Krotos Sound Design Bundle 2

Stephen Bennett gives us the lowdown on this bespoke collection of plug-ins for sound designers… — Sound design and effects are just as important as the visual elements of film, television and video games. The modern ‘just in time’ methods of production – where editors and directors are changing the …

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PLASA Focus Leeds: New loudspeaker systems to receive UK debuts

The 11th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds will open its doors from 14-15 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, spanning two sold-out halls and providing a platform for over 175 leading brands from the world of live entertainment technology. For the first time in the UK, visitors will be able …

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Breaking the Mould: Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on her recent Grammy win

Emily Lazar has been working hard to promote inclusivity of women in the music industry, and earlier this year became the first ever female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for her work on Beck’s “Colors” album. Here, AMI speaks to Lazar about making her mark in history… — You’ve …

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Review: Unity Audio Boulder MK-III

Nigel Palmer gets his hands on this 3-way active monitoring system from British manufacturer Unity Audio… — In 2012 I reviewed Unity Audio’s newly introduced The Boulder active loudspeaker for Audio Media, then minus the ‘International’. I liked what I heard at the time, and have been pleased to see …

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